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Taking advantage of holiday to smuggle sugar via border

09:47 | 04/05/2019

VCN – Taking advantage of the holidays on April 30 and May 1, some suspects used motorboats to transport sugar from Cambodia to Vietnam, but they were arrested by the 389 force of An Giang province.

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Over hundreds of packs of smuggled sugar were seized

According to information from Khanh Binh Customs Branch - An Giang Customs Department, recently this unit and anti-smuggling forces of Steering Committee 389 of An Giang province, working group of 389 An Phu district organized to seize 6.5 tons of smuggled sugar.

Accordingly, when setting up an ambush on the border, competent forces detected some suspects carrying white sacks from a motorboat to warehouses at Group 2, An Khanh hamlet, Khanh An commune. The officers approached to inspect the sacks.

When the suspects were alerted to the presence of the officers, they escaped on the boats to the other side of the river.

By conducting inspections at the warehouse, the working group detected 130 packs of refined sugar (50kg/pack) with a total weight of 6.5 tons. The packages were labeled with the words "Ngoc Bich sugar processing factory, My An Hung B commune, Lap Vo, Dong Thap".

At the time of inspection, no one came forward as the owner of the above goods.

The working group has made a record of holding in custody the exhibits, bringing all 130 bags of sugar back to Long Binh Border Station for verification.

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Packs of smuggled sugar were labeled Vietnam brand

In the early morning of April 30, the Anti-Smuggling working group of Long Binh Border Station in coordination with the Task Force under Drug Prevention and Crime Division of An Giang Border Defenses Force also detected and seized 3 tons of refined sugar packed in 60 bags of unknown origin.

According to Steering Committee 389 of An Giang, in the past, as implementing strict control, the smuggling through the border area has decreased markedly. Due to long holidays, some subjects took advantage to smuggle sugar from Cambodia to Vietnam. However, the violations of the subjects have been controlled by competent forces in the area and detected.

By Lê Thu/Thanh Thuy